Let us all say together: "Sarah Palin was RIGHT!"
Well, liberals would sooner raise a Confederate Flag (especially Robert Byrd) than admit the truth behind Palin's words - death panels are part & parcel of socialized medicine. Obama has proven her correct (again), with an appointment so revolting to the American psyche that he had to make it under the cloak of darkness (like he's passed all his key legislation):
With Congress officially on recess, President Obama will on Wednesday use his ability to make recess appointments to name one of his more controversial nominees: Donald Berwick, nominee to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
In an interview last year with Biotechnology Healthcare, Berwick said society makes decisions about rationing all the time, and that the "decision is not whether or not we will ration care -- the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open. And right now, we are doing it blindly."
Said Berwick, "The social budget is limited -- we have a limited resource pool. It makes terribly good sense to at least know the price of an added benefit, and at some point we might say nationally, regionally, or locally that we wish we could afford it, but we can’t. We have to be realistic about the knowledge base."
Berwick said the degree to which the knowledge base is "linked directly to policy and decision is a matter of choice. You could make it advisory, or you could make it mandatory, or you could make it a policy rule. But to remain ignorant of the cost implications of a drug that is marginally better than what is already out there is simply bad policy."
So forget it, if you need a marginally better drug to survive. Berwick, Lord of the Death Panel, has judged in advance it is not in society's best interest for you to carry on living. Certainly you wife and children will understand that we have a "limited resource pool", despite the fact we never had these issues before ObamaCare. And please be aware that despite our polite tone, this decision is not advisory. It is mandatory.
So die, please. Quietly, and quickly. For "society's" benefit. For we know a society who refuses to treat the sick to it's fullest capabilities is truly the most liberal one.
Welcome to ObamaCare. Welcome to our new reality. Hey, you voted for it....